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The National Park Service brings you information on geologic time and how we tell the age of the Earth. Learn about fundamental geologic concepts, view a geologic time module, view a video on the Big Ideas in Geoscience, and look at fossils and rocks throughout geologic time.
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"Produced by the U.S. Forest Service, this curriculum for grades 3-8 provides teachers with the tools needed to integrate the wonder of forests into the classroom and foster environmental awareness among students. Through four standards-supported lessons, students explore several key roles of...
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This activity can be used in any science or geography lesson about the processes and products of the sedimentary rock cycle.
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Published in 2010
"Trying to build a device to measure how fast the wind is blowing in this SciGirls engineering activity. You may have heard a weather reporter warn, """"Wind gusts are up to 30 mph!"""" Scientists measure wind speed using a weather instrument called an anemometer, which relies on cups attached to...
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There are three states of matter: gas, liquid, and solid. Water in our atmosphere exists in these three states constantly. As the temperature of water vapor (a gas) decreases, it will reach the point at which it turns into a liquid (called the dew point or the point at which dew forms). This change...
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Students use their hands to demonstrate different elements for folding in rocks.
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Traditional geologic maps — sometimes crisscrossed with lines, blotted with colors, and marked with strike and dip symbols — have been used to depict the geologic makeup of the Earth for many years. New technologies such as satellite-enabled remote sensing are allowing geoscientists to create...
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"This discussion activity has been devised to encourage pupils to think about rock cycle processes in the context of the area outside their own school. By leading the small group discussion using questions like """"What might happen next?"""", """"And then?"""", or """"Can you think of another...
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In this activity, you’ll  investigate dynamics in Earth’s crust that explain multiple Earth science phenomena.
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This activity is intended to help students and others to visualize a stratovolcano (inside and out) and to learn some of the terms used by geologists in describing it. By constructing and examining the model, students will obtain greater appreciation of the relationship between the internal...
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A simple schematic of the Eyjafjallajökull Volcano summit, crater and ash plume as seen on Blue Peter's Make It. It is intended as a simple guide to understanding how volcanoes such as Eyjafjallajökull are influenced by tectonic plate activity along the Mid-Atlantic Ridge. It also shows the route...
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A barometer measures atmospheric pressure. Learn how to make your own barometer out of a jar, balloon, and stirring stick.
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"Take students to the world's most extreme environment with this curriculum. As they investigate this polar continent and its value to scientists worldwide, they will also learn about world climate, day and night cycles, ocean circulation, animal adaptation, and scientists working """"in the...
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ClimateChangeLIVE features a comprehensive collection of K-12 climate education resources produced by the US Forest Service and 26 other federal and nongeovernmental partners. The resource, which includes materials for both teachers and students, presents a mix of webcasts, webinars, lesson plans,...
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Climographs show monthly average temperatures and precipitation totals on a single graph. Rather than showing measured data for specific time periods—like the graphs you generated in Part A—climographs show long term averages for all 12 months of the year.
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Published in 2011
Where a wind farm is sited depends on many factors such as an environmental screening, local zoning laws, and financial considerations. In this activity students will problem solve the siting of a wind farm using information they gather from maps and data from other sources. They will investigate...
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When the seasons change, we notice changes in the length of the day, the air temperature, and the plants and animals. Keeping track of these changes can help us see other changes related to climate. Using data, we can answer questions like: Is this year different from past years? Is there a trend in...
Grade Level   6 7 8
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Use this media gallery from Climate Central to explore how agriculture’s contribution to climate change is increasing. In the accompanying teaching tips, students can use the graphs as a starting point to research ways to mitigate agricultural climate pollution. Another tip for students is to take...
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